Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Daley Thompson's Decathlon'

Rating:5 User: The Dean of Games

1984 Ocean Software (UK)
by Paul Owens, Christian Urquhart and F. D. Thorpe

Decathlon is indisputably a classic to anyone who grew up massacring the keyboard keys. It was specially exciting to me, being myself an athletics fan, and with the 1984 Los Angeles Olympiads still fresh, the game was a great way to fantasize with that event. It pales a bit when comparing with Hyper Sports or Super Test, both released in the next year, mainly because of the stiffness of the character and the its 2D look and the slowness in most events, but it its still an absolute pleasure although but hard on the finger (no pain, no gain)!